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Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

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Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Linn | # CKD 541 | Time: 01:15:32

Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut with a recording celebrating the biblical matriarch Mary. Pieces from contemporary composers Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith sit alongside settings of Marian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries. Notably, there is a rare setting of English biblical text which precedes the first publication of an English language bible by 150 years. Mary in her various guises - caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light - are explored through settings of ancient ritualistic texts showing her mythical and human aspects, whilst contemporary settings relate the themes to the modern day. The contemporary works are cleverly constructed around a modal core so that they fit perfectly with the structure and sound of the early music compositions. With over thirty years experience Gothic Voices' complete understanding of every aspect of early music performance is exceptional.

VA - Medieval & Renaissance: The Florilegium Series (50 CDs, 2016)

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VA - Medieval & Renaissance: The Florilegium Series (50 CDs, 2016)

VA - Medieval & Renaissance: The Florilegium Series (50 CDs, 2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | Covers included | 12,6 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 50 Cds | 6,55 Gb
Genre: Classical, Medieval, Renaissance / Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre/Decca

This final LOiseau-Lyre set presents some of the most significant Medieval & Renaissance albums recorded by one of the most authoritative Early Music labels.

Oswald von Wolkenstein, Andreas Scholl - Songs of Myself (2010) (Repost)

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Oswald von Wolkenstein, Andreas Scholl - Songs of Myself (2010) (Repost)

Oswald von Wolkenstein, Andreas Scholl - Songs of Myself (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:53 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical, Medieval, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Munfi | Catalog: HMC 902051

German poet and musician Oswald von Wolkenstein (circa 1377-1445) made sure his legacy was secure by having his works compiled into collections during his lifetime. While he was certainly the author of the texts, it is less clear how many of the pieces, which number over 130, include his original music, and how many had his texts applied to preexisting works. In any case, it's an intriguing and attractive body of work, and this collection of 18 of his pieces, plus three other works, makes a fine introduction to his legacy.

Kevin Moll, Schola Discantus - French Sacred Music of the 14th Century, Vol. 1 (1994)

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Kevin Moll, Schola Discantus - French Sacred Music of the 14th Century, Vol. 1 (1994)

Kevin Moll, Schola Discantus - French Sacred Music of the 14th Century, Vol. 1 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 353 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers + d.booklet included
Classical, Sacred | Label: Lyrichord, LEMS 812 | 01:07:54

A groundbreaking, world-premier release from LEMS's best selling vocal ensemble! This momentous collection of liturgical compositions has been carefully resurrected after centuries by Dr. Kevin Moll. The collection represents a wide variety of compositional techniques and styles, and is performed to perfection by Schola Discantus. This is sacred music from the time of the Black Death-both deeply moving and relevant. Complete program notes by Kevin Moll. Digitally recorded 1994.

Shirley & Dolly Collins - The Harvest Years (1969-1977) {2CD EMI 50999 2 28404 2 4 rel 2008}

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Shirley & Dolly Collins - The Harvest Years (1969-1977) {2CD EMI 50999 2 28404 2 4 rel 2008}

Shirley & Dolly Collins - The Harvest Years (1969-1977) {2CD EMI 50999 2 28404 2 4 rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 843 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 339 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 46 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969-1977, 2008 Harvest / EMI Records | 50999 2 28404 2 4
Folk / Celtic / Acoustic / Early Music / Medieval / Renaissance

This is a fabulous release with two albums from Shirley and Dolly Collins recorded on Harvest records and collected together. CD one brings us the album Anthems in Eden. Anthems in Eden is perhaps the most famous album and the most creative one from Shirley and Dolly Collins. This sixth album from Shirley is from 1969 and it is an incredible project. The album has been released and re released a few times. Here on this fabulous album Shirley provides her unique vocals along with Sister Dolly on portative organ. But this time there are a whole host of other musicians involved.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Alfonso X El Sabio - Cantigas de Santa Maria (1993) {Astree-Auvidis E 8508}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Alfonso X El Sabio - Cantigas de Santa Maria (1993) {Astree-Auvidis E 8508}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Alfonso X El Sabio - Cantigas de Santa Maria (1993) {Astrée-Auvidis E 8508}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 309 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 112 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993 Auvidis / Astrée | E 8508
Classical / Medieval / Chamber Music

Jordi Savall, once more time, shares with us a beautiful program of instrumentals and chorals pieces from the middle age. Alfons X El Sabio Cantigas are the most popular music pieces about this period, but also really majestic. The sound of this album is really magic. A very good choice for a first approach…

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - - Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (1979) {EMI Electrola CDM 7 63071 2 rel 1989}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - - Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (1979) {EMI Electrola CDM 7 63071 2 rel 1989}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - - Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (1979) {EMI Electrola CDM 7 63071 2 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 270 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 1989 EMI Electrola | CDM 7 63071 2
Classical / Early Music / Medieval

"By the end of Middle Ages the monks of Montserrat had assembled a distiguished library. Unfortunately this was largely destroyed in 1811 during the Napoleonic wars. The most precious surviving medieval manuscript in the Scriptorium at Montserrat is undoubtedly the famous Ms. No. 1, known as the Llibre Vermell or Red Book of Montserrat, from the colour of the late 19th century velvet which covers the binding of the codex. The manuscript completed in 1399, originally contained about 172 double pages, or folios, of which 35 have been lost. Included in the Llibre Vermell are ten musical works - possibly more originally - by a number of unknown composers."

Manfred Barbarini Lupus (ca 1560) - Cantus coagulatus - Ensemble Ordo Virtutum (2015) {MGB CD 6286}

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Manfred Barbarini Lupus (ca 1560) - Cantus coagulatus - Ensemble Ordo Virtutum (2015) {MGB CD 6286}

Manfred Barbarini Lupus (ca 1560) - Cantus coagulatus - Ensemble Ordo Virtutum (2015) {MGB CD 6286}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 338 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
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© 2015 Musiques Suisses | MGB CD 6286
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Choral

Manfred Barbarini Lupus (ca 1560) was a popular composer during the mediaeval and Renaissance periods. The St. Gallen Monastery, for whom these works were composed, was one of the most influential in Europe at that time. Performing these works is the Ensemble Ordo Virtutum. The ensemble was founded by musicologist Professor Dr. Stefen Johannes Morent, and specializes in mediaeval music.

Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio (2017)

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Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio (2017)

Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio
Classical, Sacred, Medieval | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:04 min | 318 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Montreal's female vocal group Ensemble Scholastica makes its ATMA Classique recording debut with Ars elaboratio, a program of newly composed elaborations on medieval liturgical songs. The original songs were chosen from the medieval plainchant repertoire in homage to the group's favourite saints: Scholastica, champion of education; Cecilia, patron saint of music; Catherine of Alexandria, champion of justice and female wisdom; and Saint John the Baptist, patron to the ensemble's home province of Québec.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Estampies & Danses Royales: Le Manuscrit du Roi ca.1270-1320 (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9857}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Estampies & Danses Royales: Le Manuscrit du Roi ca.1270-1320 (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9857}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Estampies & Danses Royales: Le Manuscrit du Roi ca.1270-1320 (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9857}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 416 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 192 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Alia Vox | AVSA 9857
Classical / Medieval

Vigorous and colourful medieval dances revealed by Jordi Savall! The Estampie is a medieval dance consisting of four to seven sections, called puncta, each of which is repeated (in the form aa, bb, cc, etc…).The more widely accepted etymology relates it to stamper, to stamp the feet. Illuminations and paintings from the period seem to indicate that the estampie involves fairly vigorous hopping. The earliest reported example of this musical form is the song "Kalenda Maya" (track 3), supposedly written by the troubadour Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (1180-1207) to the melody of an estampida played by French jongleurs. In this irresistible album, Jordi Savall explores a Royal manuscript from the French National Library.

Genevieve Strosser, Jurg Dahler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble - Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)

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Genevieve Strosser, Jurg Dahler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble - Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)

Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)
Geneviève Strosser, Jürg Dähler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2224, 476 52171 | 01:05:30

Swiss composer Heinz Holliger s Machaut-Transkriptionen is comprised of a spacious cycle of pieces written over a ten year period beginning in 2001. An imaginative re-investigation of the work of the great 14th century French composer-poet Guillaume de Machaut, it is scored for four voices and three violas. Note-for-note transcriptions of Machaut give way to Holliger s increasingly creative refractions of the music. As Holliger notes, his in-depth study of Machaut opened up new vistas for his compositional activity and his admiration for the source material is mirrored in the outstanding performances of the violists and singers. The Machaut-Transkriptionen proves a perfect vehicle for the Hilliard Ensemble s skills as interpreters of both old and new music, and this recording, made in 2010 in Zürich, captures the vocal group at the height of its powers.

La Reverdie - Knights, Maids and Miracles: The Spring of Middle Ages (2016) {5CD Arcana Official Digital Download}

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La Reverdie - Knights, Maids and Miracles: The Spring of Middle Ages (2016) {5CD Arcana Official Digital Download}

La Reverdie - Knights, Maids and Miracles: The Spring of Middle Ages (2016) {5CD Arcana Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 1.54 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 769 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 229 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Arcana / Outhere Music | A 399
Classical / Medieval / Choral / Chamber Music / Vocal Music

In August 1986 two pairs of young sisters (Claudia and Livia Caffagni, Elisabetta and Ella de Mircovich) founded the ensemble La Reverdie. The name, derived from a poetic genre that celebrates the return of Spring, reveals perhaps the principal trait of a group that, for 30 years now, has captivated audiences and critics alike for the variety in its approach to the vast and varied musical repertoire of Middle Ages and early Renaissance. To mark this anniversary, Arcana brings together in a single 5-CD box-set all the themed projects that, over the years, La Reverdie has devoted to various aspects of Medieval culture.

Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}

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Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 2.92 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.59 Gb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Decca / Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre | 0289 478 7863 6
Classical / Early Music / Baroque / Vocal Music

This 12CD collection brings together Emma Kirkby’s complete L'Oiseau-Lyre recitals in a single set. The world’s most popular period-instrument soprano, Kirkby’s pure, crystalline sound defined how vocal music of the baroque and earlier eras should sound for a whole generation or more. Accompanied in the main by Anthony Rooley, the set features works by Purcell, Handel, Bach and Mozart as well as rarely recorded works by Edwards, Campion, Dowland, Morley, Ferrabosco and many more.

The Dufay Collective - A Dance in the Garden of Mirth: Medieval Instrumental Music (1994)

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The Dufay Collective - A Dance in the Garden of Mirth: Medieval Instrumental Music (1994)

The Dufay Collective - A Dance in the Garden of Mirth: Medieval Instrumental Music (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 61:20 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical, Medieval | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 9320

DuFay Collective are, in a word, brilliant, basically the Pink Martini of the music of the period. Their music never fails to transport you back in time. However, for the most past, medieval music isn't something you plug into the CD player on long drives between cities. This album is an exception. The focus is on medieval dance music of France, England and Italy, and the pieces are light-hearted and "catchy" enough to keep me entertained on replay for hours at a time.

La Morra, Michal Gondko, Corina Marti - Flour de Beaulté: Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus (2006)

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La Morra, Michal Gondko, Corina Marti - Flour de Beaulté: Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus (2006)

La Morra, Michal Gondko, Corina Marti - Flour de Beaulté: Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:39 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ramée | Catalog: RAM 0602

La Morra is an early music consort led by flautist Corina Marti and lutenist Michal Gondko. They are expertly assisted on this recording by Els Jannsens (voice), Dani Pelagatti (douçaine), and Uri Smilanski (vielle and flute). The songs on "Flour de Beaulté" come from the Torino J.II.9 manuscript, cited in the liner notes as "the largest repository of French music… between the Ars Nova compilations of the fourteenth and the Franco-Burgundian manuscripts of the late fifteenth century".